Disability rights campaigners in the Gambia push for “law for all”


Adama Sarr, a student, looks closely at her phone. Her Albinism affects her eyesight. She hopes the pending disability rights bill brings better access to education © OHCHR

For people living with disabilities in the Gambia, the pandemic has exacerbated existing difficulties, including access to education, health care and mobility.

A pending bill with the National Assembly has the potential to make life better for thousands of persons living with disabilities in the country. The Gambia Federation of the Disabled (GFD) – a 16-member group of disability organizations – has focused much of its time pushing for the passage of this bill, which would create the nation’s first law aimed at disability rights.

Learn what passage of the law means for the rights of person with disabilities in the Gambia in the video below.



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3 December 2020

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